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15 Top Places To Retire With Your Dog

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you love dogs, you'll be thinking about where you retire with an additional filter. Is the city or town friendly to Fido? Are there active 50+ communities that are especially tailored to pets?

Yagana Shah

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Taste And Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

Life can be bitter or sour, but if it's sweet you may just live longer, a new study suggests. Yes, your sweet (or salt) tooth could provide insight as...

How I Introduced My Daughter To My Father With Dementia

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Flora Ross

It is something no one would ever choose. And yet seniors by the thousands end their days like my dad. I read recently that scientists in Britain had been able to stop brain degeneration in mice. It is a major breakthrough, though it will be years before we will know if there are applications for humans.

High Tide

Cherie Dacko | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Cherie Dacko

From Polish ancestry, artist Cherie Dacko was born in Chicago but raised in Tampa, Florida. She received her BA at USF and joined an Ybor City artist'...

The Top 7 Places To Visit For Healing Waters

Next Avenue | Annette Foglino | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Annette Foglino Even though I spent many years writing about spas, I have always had a cat-like aversion to treatmen...

5 Things Older Employees Should Never Do With Younger Co- Workers Around

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

Hanging on to a job tops pretty much every midlifer's short list of things they'd absolutely like to do. So with that in mind, here are five things th...

Why Some People View Widows As 'Threats'

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Immediately after Mike's passing, the demeanor of this once warm and welcoming woman flipped 180 degrees.

Bruised Silence

Pamela McMahon-Miller | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Pamela McMahon-Miller

Derwood Trexler drove his SUV along the busy two-lane road, occasionally glancing into his rear view mirror at the trail of cars behind him. The pain...

60 Perfect Reasons You Should Be Psyched About Turning 60

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty

Remember how old 60 sounded when you were 20? Fortunately, today's 60 is nothing like that 60. In fact, there are loads of wonderful things about turn...

What It's Like To Have Face Blindness

Roz Warren | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

'm sure this has happened to you. You run into someone you know, but she isn't where you'd expect to see her. Your yoga instructor... at the dry cleaners. A member of your book club... at the local Starbucks. Your mental wheels start to spin. 'I know her,' you're thinking. 'But... who the hell is she?'

12 Celebrities Who Look Better With Gray Hair

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Whether you call it silver, salt-and-pepper, or steely, these dozen celebrities absolutely rock their graying 'dos. ...

8 Surprising Ways To Lower Your Diabetes Risk

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90-95 p...

10 Undeniably Old-Fashioned Baby Names

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com While a slew of recent celebrity births have popularized some old-fashioned names (see: Bruce WIllis's daughter, Mabe...

Yagana Shah

Stunning Images Reveal How Aging Changes Us All

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

Have you ever wondered what you'll look like in 10, 15, or 20 years? Or have you ever been stunned to see photos of your parents or grandparents when ...

What To Tell Your Kids About Marijuana

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman Hogan | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman Hogan My 17-year-old daughter went with friends last week to see her first R-rated movie: "Neighbors." ...

Yagana Shah

Happiness Enhanced By Owning Luxury Goods, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

It turns out you can buy happiness after all -- you just can't rent it. It's no surprise that driving flashy cars, dripping in diamonds, and carrying ...

6 Steps To Love Your Life As It Is Now

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

A few years ago, I hit the wall. After 34 years of what looked like a picture-perfect "Ozzie and Harriet" marriage, I ran into a stormy, turbulent and unexpected divorce. Game over. How in the world do I navigate now? I stuck Post-it notes all over the house with the words of my brilliant, wise gurus. I listened non-stop to CDs about happiness. Nothing was working.

Yagana Shah

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing moment when ...

15 Unmistakable Signs You've Reached Middle Age

Linda Wolff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Middle age is a tricky thing. Does it happen at 35 or is it 55? No one really knows for sure. In the stone age, middle age truly would have been old age. There are young people who act old. Old people who act young. Perhaps best not to judge too much. So how do you know if you're middle age?

6 Wise And Funny Lessons On Aging -- From Animals

Next Avenue | Jill Yanish | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jill Yanish Aging gracefully can present challenges. Human role models, like, say, Betty White or George Clooney, ca...

The Retirement Destinations Even Your Grandkids Will Love To Visit

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Today with cell phones, texting, Skype and the relative ease of air travel (OK, I know the security lines are awful but I'm referring to all the flight options), living in different parts of the country than your grandchildren can work. But, if you want a few extra visits, you might want to consider being near certain locations as a bit of a draw.

The One Rite Of Passage I Won't Take Part In

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When it came time to teach my 16-year-old daughter to drive, the division of parental duties was a clear and obvious choice: My husband would do it and all parties involved would do their utmost to keep me as uninformed as possible. Trust me, it's better this way.

Yagana Shah

9 Horrible Product Remakes That Should Never Have Happened

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

Change can be good, but when it comes to certain things, you just can't beat the original. Any time something is good enough to be remade, visionaries...

Chinese For Lunch

Bill Gainer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Bill Gainer

Bill Gainer contributes to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. He reads and works with a wide range of poets and wri...

6 Tricks For Making Your Hair (Yes, Your Hair) Look Younger

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

As we age, our hair grows finer, grayer, thinner -- and dry enough to spark a brush fire. Why? Because, as you age, your scalp produces fewer natural ...